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Kinnikinnick KinniToos Vanilla Sandwich Cookies – gluten, dairy, casein, peanut free

Posted on | July 26, 2007 | No Comments

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Yesterday I tried the chocolate version of these sandwich cookies by kinnikinnick, and I liked them so much that I thought these would be just as good. Ummmm, not quite.

The package shows a golden sandwich cookie that I expected to taste just like a “regular” vanilla sandwich cookie. The chocolate version did, so why wouldn’t the vanilla as well? I knew I was in for a big disappointment the minute I opened the package. The cookies did not look golden, they looked almost white, like a very pale shortbread cookie. When I bit into the cookies, the sweetness hit me. WOW. very sweet. The top and bottom of these cookies tasted strangely familar- I then realized it tastes just like the kinnikinnick KinniKrittrers animal cookies! Same cookie, different shape.

These cookies are crunchy, but not hard, and crumble just a little, as most cookies do. The top and bottom layers taste like a fine shortbread- light, with a sweet sugary taste. The creme in the middle is creamy and tasty with no grittness. Now, I suppose these are decent cookies, but for me personally, they were so sweet, and so different than what I was expecting that I just did not care for them at all. It is a personal preference and not necessarily a product flaw.

Pros: Nice texture, creamy filling is yummy, nice crunch factor

Cons: Too sweet, especially with the cookie/creme combination- get your sweet tooth ready!

Rating: 3 stars

Where Can I Buy These Cookies?


Kinnikinnick – KinniToos Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies

From: glutenfree.com

Ingredients: Icing (icing sugar (may contain 2-3% corn starch), palm fruit oil (non hydrogenated), vanilla flavor, soy lecithin, salt), sugar, pea starch, potato starch, palm fruit oil (non hydrogenated), white rice flour, cocoa powder, water, tapioca starch, glucose, pea protein, sodium carboxy methylcellulose, salt, vanilla flavor, pea fibre, guar gum, inulin, ammonium bicarbonate(90), sodium bicarbonate, soy lecithin.

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